According to a report by Market Research Reports Inc., Global C2/C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of 0.32% in the next 10 years. This will lead to increase in overall C2/C4ISR market from US$91.5 billion in 2013 to US$94.4 billion by 2023.
L-3 TRL Technology (L-3 TRL) announced that it is working with Avanti Communications to provide secure Ka-Band satellite services to government and military agencies that use L-3 TRL’s CATAPAN® encryption devices for direct high-speed connectivity. Coverage includes parts of Europe, the Middle East, the Caucasus region and Africa.
800 objects at once and spotting tiny items travelling at the speed of sound are some of the attributes of Artisan, the new medium range 3D surveillance radar which has been developed for the Royal Navy by BAE Systems.
Thales and Vinghøg AS signed a contract for the delivery of 44 Squire battlefield surveillance radars, to be deployed by the Norwegian Armed Forces. The first 10 systems will be delivered in the second half of 2013. The last delivery is scheduled for beginning of 2017.
As of 28 December, HUBER+SUHNER acquired the assets of Astrolab Inc. based in Warren, New Jersey at a non-disclosed price. The deal will be financed from own resources. With its patented minibend® and microbend® cable assemblies, Astrolab is mainly active in high tech niche markets like space & defence and offers high end radio frequency solutions for industrial markets. This year Astrolab recorded net sales of around USD $20 million and a profit margin well above industry average.
Recognised as a leading supplier in the area of high frequency and microwave systems used for both radar and data link applications, Saab has received an order in the region of €12.8 million for data links.
MBDA Germany opened a new simulation and integration centre for air defence systems at its Schrobenhausen site. The centre offers ~4,000 m² of usable space, enabling the integration of large end items such as radar systems, launchers and command posts.